Division of Fire Safety Administration

Fiscal Services
Aida Jones
, Supervisor
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 633-6106
Fax: (609) 609-633-6134
Local Enforcing Agency Rebates

Marylain Kemp
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 633-7129
Fax: (609) 633-6134

Regulatory and Legislative Office
Andrew Kondor
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 984-0039
Fax: (609) 633-6134
The Legislative and Regulatory Office is responsible for monitoring local enforcement of the Uniform Fire Code and implementing regulations.

Bureau of Fire Code Enforcement
Lou Kilmer
, Bureau Chief CPM
P.O. Box 809, Trenton, NJ 08625-0809
Phone: (609) 633-6106
Fax: (609) 633-6330
The Bureau of Fire Code Enforcement encompasses the following programs: Life Hazard Use Registration Unit, Code Inspections, Local Assistance, Permits/Carnival Events, Smoke Detector Certifications.

Inspection/Registration Unit 
Glenn Smyth, Supervisor
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625-0809
Phone: (609) 633-6103
Fax: (609) 633-6330
The Inspection Unit enforces the Uniform Fire Code in municipalities that do not elect to establish local enforcement agencies.  The Bureau is responsible for the inspection of high-rise and life hazard use buildings/structures when the Department has retained direct enforcement authority.
The Registration Unit enforces the registration of high-rise and life hazard use buildings/businesses to facilitate the inspection and enforcement of the Uniform Fire SafetyAct.  Records of these structures are maintained and lists distributed to local enforcement agencies.  The program collects fees from life hazard use owners and establishes criteria to disburse funds to local agencies enforcing the Uniform Fire Code Regulations.
Local Assistance Unit
Phone: (609) 633-6132
Fax: (609) 633-6330
The Local Assistance Unit provides technical assistance to 526 local enforcing agencies involved in the enforcement of the Uniform Fire Code and Regulations for the fire code enforcement. Local Assistance also performs audits of local enforcing agencies and provides recommendations to improve the agency's efficiency.

Bureau of Fire Department Services
William Kramer, Acting Director, CPM
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625-0809
Phone: (609) 633-6070
Fax: (609) 292-6831
The Bureau of Fire Department Services encompasses the following programs: Office of Training & Certification, Fire Investigations, Fire Department Preparedness, Contractor Certification, Juvenile Firesetters Program, Smoke Detector Program.

Office of Training & Certification
Kent Neiswender, Supervisor
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625-0809
Phone: (609) 777-3552
Fax: (609) 341-3469
The responsibility of the Office of Training & Certification is to provide statewide educational and training programs relating to fire protection, fire prevention, fire safety inspection, and to certify fire officials/fire inspectors who enforce the uniform fire code.

Arson K-9 - Fire Investigation Unit
Chris Eckert
, Supervisor
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625-0809
Phone: (609) 633-8161
Fax: (609) 341-3472
The Arson/K-9 unit is responsible for conducting cause and origin investigation of fires and explosions that occur in any municipality where the Division of Fire Safety is the fire code enforcing agency.  In addition, this unit has primary responsibility for fires in any owned, leased, or occupied state facility.  The unit also has the statutory responsibility to investigate any serious injury or fatality that occurs to a firefighter in the line of duty.

Office of Fire Department Preparedness
Rick Farletta
, Supervisor
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625-0809
Phone: (609) 292-4109
Fax: (609) 341-3469
The Officie of Fire Department Preparedenss is responsible for coordinating the use of fire service mutual aide and the movement of fire service resources, particularly during a declared State of Emergency.  The unit assists each County Fire Coordinator with the development of local and county Fire Mutual Aid plans.  A Regional Fire Coordinator is assigned to each of New Jersey's four regional response areas.

Contractor Certification Unit
Chris Michallis

P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625-0809
Phone: (609) 984-7860
Fax: (609) 341-3469
The Contractor Certification Unit licenses businesses and individuals involved in the installation, service, and maintenance of fire protection equipment including fire extinguishers, kitchen and specialized fire suppression systems and fire sprinkler systems.  Business permits and individual certifications are valid for three years after which time they must be renewed.

Juvenile Firesetter Prevention Unit
Paul Elenio
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 633-6432
Fax: (609) 341-3469
The Juvenile Firesetter unit coordinates a Statewide effort to establish a Juvenile Firesetter Prevention Program in each of the 21 counties.

Heather Puskar,
P.O. Box 809, Trenton NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 984-3476
Fax: (609) 341-3469
To administer a statewide fire incident reporting system that also serves as a central depository for the National Fire Incident Reporting System.  Participating fire departments report emergency incidents in a standardized format that is passed on to the United States Fire Administration to be included in a national statistics and analysis.

Public Education
Charles Lavin & Jerry Clark
P.O. Box 809
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 633-9722
(609) 341-3469
Increases public awareness of fire safety by developing education fire safety materials such as brochures, flyers, posters and booklets for distribution to schools, fire departments and the general public.